“That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.”—John 3:15 Several years ago, Johnny Carson asked a guest,”Would you rather go back into history or forward into the future?” The guest said she would rather go back into history. Carson replied,”I’d like to go ahead 500 years and see where we’ve been.” That’s interesting, but here’s something even more so—we believers will still be around 500 years from now, and much longer than that! We have eternal life! As Christians we are destined for eternity. We are not going to life, we already have everlasting life. Why do we keep acting as though our funeral will be the end of it all? That glorious fact ought to change how we view everything. Death will indeed end some things, but it doesn’t end us. Carson said he would like to go ahead 500 years “and see where we’ve been.” Well someday we will look back and see where we’ve been and all the mysteries will be solved. As the old song says,”We’ll understand it better bye and bye.” Seeing that is true, should we not then live for those things that are of eternal value? Every kind deed will pay eternal dividends—don’t waste your opportunity. If we’re going to be around forever we ought to do something that matters. Today is a good time to start!